I'm creating/implementing a private ethereum network for a group of friends to "play with" the blockchain, develop dapps on top of it.
during my google searches, I found the "blockchain as a service" offer from Microsoft that's basically presented as the AWS of the blockchain with some ready to use environment.
can I get some feedback on that? what are your "go-to" if you wanted to create a private ethereum blockchain?
What is the minimum required hardware to run a private network (how many servers? minimum CPU, RAM, Hard disk etc etc)?
EDIT: to make things clear : I want to create a private ethereum network, implement/develop a dapp on top of that ethereum private ecosystem and let people/clients access to it and use it.
I'm asking about the BaaS and the minimum hardware requirement because I want the network and the platform to be as much professional as possible and as much stable as possible